Poodles, alas! Here we are – again! For yet another roundabout recap of all the news to make you, well, you can choose. So let’s buckle our safety belts and pop on our helmets, gather up your wills and your wiles and say, wheel of morality, turn, turn, turn. What is this week’s lesson that we shall learn?
The situation in Gaza is bleak. Hillary arrived yesterday, Egypt thinks the truce is close, and many think Hamas is to blame. Meanwhile, “Israeli aerial and naval forces assaulted several Gaza targets in multiple strikes, including a suspected rocket-launching site near Al Shifa hospital, which killed more than a dozen people. Those deaths brought the total number of fatalities in Gaza so far to more than 130 – roughly half of them civilians.” (NY Times, Al Jazeera)
Kevin Clash has been accused by a second man of having an underage relationship, after the first accuser had withdrawn, then redrawn claims. Clash has officially withdrawn from Sesame Street. (Gothamist)
Newark superhero and um, mayor, Cory Booker, is going on a food stamp budget in an attempt to publicize the crap dilemma that is being poor. (Huffington Post)
19% of Congress is now made up of women. Why not half? Excellent question… (Mother Jones)
The most recent election proved that voting rights haven’t received this much national attention since 1965. So what did we learn? (Colorlines)
So time for today’s lesson kittens! Wheel of morality, turn, turn, turn, what is the lesson that we will learn?
And the lesson of this weeks news is:
Elvis lives on in our hearts, and in a trailer park outside of Milwaukee.